Online Graduate Certificate in Operations Management

The online Graduate Certificate in Operations Management prepares students with knowledge, skills and competencies required to help businesses maximize efficiency and productivity and link people, performance and business processes.  The 18-credit certificate is stackable and consists of three interactive, 6-credit graduate courses that offer the flexibility that working adults need to be successful.  Courses are delivered completely online and focus on supply chain management, logistics, information technology management and data analytics. The program prepares students to advance professionally in operational roles in a variety of organizations or transition to a new career.  

What You Can Expect 

  • Gain skills and expertise that can be applied directly to your career on day one
  • The ability to finish your graduate certificate in one year on a part-time basis
  • Flexible, online courses that work around your busy schedule - and optional live online sessions with your professors
  • Lively interaction with your classmates and professors
  • No capstone or practicum requirements

Free Books:  New students who apply for the Fall 2021 semester can get free books for their first course. 

Stackable, Affordable, Flexible: The 18 graduate credits earned in the certificate fit seamlessly into the College’s MS in Organizational Leadership and Management program with a concentration in Operations Management.

Curriculum and Course Descriptions

OPM 520: Supply Chain Management & Logistics (6 credits, 15-week course)
This course reviews theories and practices in supply chain management and logistics as applied to both service and manufacturing industries.  Students will review applicable budgeting, material, logistics, shipping, delivery, and quality control models and will complete an applied project pertaining to a theoretical or actual organizational setting of their choice.
Recommended:  An undergraduate or graduate course in management.

OPM 540: Data Analytics (6 credits, 15-week course)
This course reviews theories, practices, and technology applications relevant to data analysis in a variety of industries.  Analytical and forecasting models and applications will be reviewed, and students will have the opportunity to apply these to the analysis of a data set to produce strategic recommendations in a leadership capacity.
Recommended:  An undergraduate or graduate course in statistics and working knowledge of MS Excel.

OPM 560: Information Technology Leadership (6 credits, 15-week course)
This course reviews leadership theory and practice pertaining to Information Technology with a focus on operations necessary for organizational success.  Software applications utilized in the leadership of organizational technology efforts will be reviewed in context, and students will propose the utilization of applications to solve identified organizational problems and opportunities.
Recommended:  An undergraduate course in information technology.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Operations Management will be able to:

  1. Identify the systematic and strategic dynamics affecting an organization such as the needs and perspectives of relevant stakeholders
  2. Apply principles of Operations Management to an organizational setting in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, data analytics and information technology management
  3. Evaluate and redesign organizational structures, work processes, and governance

Upcoming Start Dates

Fall 2021

  • Applications due:  Aug. 15, 2021
  • Classes start:  Sept. 10, 2021

Spring 2022

  • Applications due:  Dec. 15, 2021
  • Classes start:  Jan. 14, 2022

Estimated Tuition for the Certificate 

($772 per credit x 18 credits)

*excludes books

See if you qualify for a corporate tuition discount.

APPLY NOW - For more information about how to apply or admissions requirements, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 215.670.9325.

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